Kanako Usui, Kanako Usui?s books for the American market include Mr. Watanabe Is Late!, whose ?playful and eye-catching? illustrations were praised as having ?marvelous energy [and] a lot of inventive humor.? (SLJ) She lives in Japan.
Who says a best friend can’t have petals? Meet Fred. He’s all those things and more to his best friend, Luke. But Ringo, a sneering skateboarder, thinks Luke is a weirdo—and Fred is just a plant! Luke isn’t worried; he knows he’s not weird, at least not in a bad way. And Fred will win Ringo...[more]